Wright State Arts Gala showcases student talent


If your image of a community fundraiser is a dinner/dance where you’re seated at a table with eight others for the entire evening, you’ll have to revise that concept when it comes to Wright State University’s annual Arts Gala.

The lively event, slated for Saturday, March 28, has raised more than $1.75 million for arts scholarships during its 15-year history and it’s all accomplished with a unique twist. The event showcases student performances in theater, dance, motion pictures, music and visual arts and guests spend the night moving from one area to another enjoying food and entertainment.

You might step into a theater to watch a scene from the spring musical, “Peter Pan,” interact with a student artist creating a sculpture, view a student film, listen to a chamber orchestra, or watch an opera excerpt from “Pirates of Penzance.” By the time the night is over, you’ll have seen exactly where your ticket money is going: to ensure that Wright State arts students can complete their education. The evening spotlights the Department of Art and Art History, School of Music, and the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures.

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